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RATINGS: 1699   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like the digits suggest, it’s a beer that’s densely populated with flavor and loaded with character. We don’t filter it, so none of its life and soul is stripped away. The first thing you notice is the hazy, cloudy appearance. That’s how you know it’s unfiltered. What hits you next is the spicy aroma of Cascade hops, followed by the crispy, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body, the result of blending barley malt with torrified wheat. It’s not like any other Goose Island Beer, but no less that you’d expect.

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3.1
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Draft. Pours a cloudy yellow. Small white head. Some lacing. Mild citrus aroma. Flavor of yeast and citrus. Overall this is a nice wheat beer. Not on par with Oberon (Bells) or Whitson (Arcadia) yet a good easy drinking summer beer. Hard to go anywhere in Chicago where this isn’t on tap. Not every beer can be critically acclaimed, but Goose Island had done a fantastic job marketing this (312 = Chicago area code) and I am sure this beer rules the market.

3.3
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2007
Pours a hazy, typical AW, nothing special, decent head. Aroma is mostly cascades, unusual for this style, and in my opinion, a big improvement to the style. Flaor is similarly familiar with a twist. Ultimately , this comes across as an APA made with wheat rather than barley, which puts it well ahead of most in this usually flavorless style.

2.4
BLADT (700) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2014
From 12oz bottle. Unfiltered, yellowish tea-like color in glass. Small, white head of large, uneven bubbles. Dissipates quickly. Aroma is faint (if I was being charitable, I would say understated) lemon and pilsner yeast. Taste is equally thin. Some general hopy bitterness. Trace of citrus. Very little wheat in the flavor, but because I was primed to expect it, I can, I guess, pick up on traces of the titular flavor. Not bad out of bottle or on a summer day when your expectations are low.

2.1
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bad aroma... skunk... light yellow... a pour mans summer beer.... just not as good as I had hoped!

3.2
wilnatp (693) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Stanley’s Beer Fest 10/6, BOTTLE. Aroma of citrus and wheat. Slightly sweet.

2.9
berlinoise2go (689) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle (355ml) from ICA, Oslo. ABV 4.4%. Hazy, pale yellow colour. Huge white head, reduces rapidly, but stabilizes as a thick bubbly film with a bit of lacing. Aroma is like a mix of light pilsner and weak witbier; haylike hops with a hint of citrus fruitiness. Mouthfeel is light, but filling, very refreshing without being excessively watery. Taste has OK balance. Aftertaste is weak - hint of malt, hop bitterness and citrus acidity.

2.8
blackflag321 (689) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2012
An okay wheat ale; it has the wheat ale characteristics that make it refreshing on a hot day, but there are other wheat ales that do the same thing, but taste better.

2
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2013
Clean but undistinguished. Very light aroma profile with touches of bread. Hazy yellow golden with a fading head (probably a bad pour from the tap). Some citrus and floral hop flavors with a bread backbone and a balanced taste. Light to medium-light bodied with a crisp finish.

3.3
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Pours a golden yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. Smells slightly fruity and hoppy. The flavor is slightly hoppy, similar to Honker’s but softer, and fruitty. Not much in the way of wheat. The palate is creamy and easy to drink. Enjoyable if you’re kickin back a few.

2.4
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Aroma: Faint yeast mustiness, not much going on here. Appearance: Pale gold, hazy with visibly suspended sediment. No head, only some white bubbles. Flavor: Lemon, wheat, and dust. No off flavors, but somewhat boring. Palate: Clean, crisp, and drinkable.


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